I bet you thought that when you became gluten free, life would never be normal for you again. I can only assume that you thought you wouldn’t enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever again, or a soggy tuna sandwich at the beach. Having a sub with your favorite deli meat was out of the question and forget about garlic bread with your chicken parm and spaghetti, right? Well, after lots and lots of research (which includes trying different types of bread since becoming gluten free 9.5 years ago), I have found that different gluten free breads suited different tastes. And not every bread is sliced from the same loaf. Some are lighter than others, and some have more density than others. Some are fresh and some (or rather most) are frozen. It all depends on your taste.
So without further ado, here are the top 3 gluten free breads that I found blog worthy.
- Canyon Bakehouse: This one is my all time favorite…as far as gluten free bread goes. For one, you can make a real sandwich out of it. That means that you don’t have to toast the bread before assembling your sandwich. You can simply take two slices, add your desired accoutrements and enjoy. There are no holes in the bread when you open the package and the slices are a decent size. This bread is available in 7-grain, deli rye style, mountain white, cinnamon raisin, and they even have plain and everything bagels that are seriously good, and work amazing as an egg sandwich! Oh…and have I mentioned the incredible grilled cheese sandwiches their bread makes? For the sweet tooth to be craved, Canyon Bakehouse also carries unbelievable brownie bites…really delicious! Can you tell I am really excited about this brand?!
- Rudi’s: Taking the silver medal as a gluten free bread, Rudi’s definitely holds up when it comes to sandwich making and grilled cheese. The loaf is sliced evenly, and there are a variety of flavors, like multi-grain, original, and then different styles like buns, rolls, etc. This can often times be found in the frozen foods section where the breads are. Some stores may have them on the shelves, sold fresh like all the other loaves. I know Wholefoods has this option.
Udi’s: This was one of the first gluten free breads I tried, after sorting through the insanely heavy and dense gluten free breads (steer clear). I was very impressed at first with the flavor, and the variety it came in…like white, rye, whole grain, and millet-chia. Although tasty, I found that this brand needs to be toasted before a sandwich can be made. It’s a bit on the dry side if you don’t toast it, and it crumbles more than the others. However, the taste is amazing, and it works really well as a grilled cheese sandwich, or an egg sandwich with cheese and turkey bacon. Along with their loaves of bread, Udi’s has a slew of gluten free bread products like rolls, bagels, muffins, cookies, and even frozen pizza. I highly recommend you give them a try.
Again, it’s all a matter of taste. These three brands are my top 3 go to gluten free breads. There are others, of course, and I know that I haven’t tasted all there is to taste. However, these are the ones I like most. My challenge to you is to taste different ones aside from these three and leave a review for me. Then I will know that there is another gluten free bread out there that is just as, if not more delicious, than these. Challenge accepted?